Weight loss

109 people aged 17-67 year olds completed a behavioural treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis.

At 8-month and 2-year follow up, the hypnosis subjects showed significant additional weight loss. More subjects who used hypnosis also achieved and maintained their personal weight goals.

1. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41 (1), 35-41

Many people trying to lose weight have tried every diet under the sun. The media encourages us to drastically change what we eat every few months to follow the latest celebrity fad: the South Beach diet, the Atkins diet, the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet etc.

Not only are some of these extreme diets genuinely unhealthy, but they ruin our relationship with food. Also, the problem with “going on a diet” is that anything you “go on” you will inevitably “come off” – just like a fairground ride.

My approach to weight loss is very simple: to develop long-term healthy eating habits, you need to regain your natural, instinctive enjoyment of eating well.

During a hypnotherapy session I’ll be using advanced hypnotic techniques to help you eliminate any habitual binging patterns you may have developed. I will help you train your mind to recapture your instinctive enjoyment of eating good, nutritious food in the right portions and exercising appropriately.

Hypnotherapy isn’t magic – you won’t instantly be slimmer after your first session, and of course you’ll still need to make changes in your lifestyle. But it does make the process of losing weight much easier and more natural, because you’ll be training your brain to absorb the key attitudes and thinking patterns that will keep you slim for life.

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Joe Kao DHypPsych(UK)
Cambridge brief therapist and hypnotherapist


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